Richard Broom Photography

Photographs, Video and Stuff

The Brain

This is half of Charles Babbage’s brain which is on display in the Science Museum in London.  The other half of Charles’s brain is in a similar jar at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.  I’m not sure I would want to end up in one jar, let alone two!

The Brain

The Brain

4 Responses to “The Brain”

  1. The Photonomad

    I was really surprised to see this somewhat ghoulish exhibit on display, especially at the Science Museum but it is the brain of a brilliant man. I think the idea was to try and work out what made his brain very different to the brains of ‘normal’ folk. I do believe that Einstein’s brain has also been cut up and distributed. The grim reaper gathers us all in eventually but I would rather not end up in a jar on a shelf somewhere and, in any event, my brain is composed largely of fresh air!!!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: